Google has officially unveiled the new Nexus, the Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 10 tablet. Google has also announced a small update to the 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet. It simply known as “Nexus 7 (32GB + Mobile)”. The Nexus 4 smartphone built by LG and the Nexus 10 tablet build by Samsung. Both device come with Android 4.2 which adds Gesture Typin, allowing users to glide fingers over letters to type, support for wireless display, allowing users to watch movies. Actually, Google may have had to cancel its planned Android event in New York City due to Sandy storm, but that doesn’t mean the company didn’t announce its new slate of Nexus device. So, what’s new about all the Nexus?
Smartphone Nexus 4
The Nexus 4, built by LG, features a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display (320ppi), a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor- which Google claim is the fastest on the market, 2GB Of RAM, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, 8 megapixel rear camera, up to 16GB of storage, NFC, Bluetooth, and wireless charging via Google’s new Wireless Charging Orb (see image below). The back is made of glass and features a sparkley pattern underneath the surface.
The device will sell for $299 with 8GB of storage, or $349 with 16GB. A T-Mobile version will sell unlocked for $199 on a two-year contract. Alongside the improved screen and faster CPU, the Nexus 4 has 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth, and built-in compatibility with Google’s latest accessory, the Wireless Charging Orb — an inductive charging dock. The phone also houses a sizable 2100 mAh battery, which the company claims will get you about 10 hours of talk time.
Tablet Nexus 10
The Nexus 10 is a 10-inch tablet with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, which comes in at a whopping 300ppi. It features a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip with a quad-core Mali T604 GPU, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, a 1.8 megapixel camera on the front, dual-front facing speakers, micro HDMI, micro USB, two NFC chips, and a 8,000mAh battery, that Google says should latest around 9 hours of HD video playback.
The Nexus 10 will go on sale on November 13 on Google Play in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. 16GB will cost $399 and 32GB will cost $499.
Nexus 7 32GB and mobile data
Google also announced a 32GB version of its Nexus 7 tablet for $249, along with a 32GB version with HSPA+ mobile data for $299, which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide according to Google.
The Nexus 7 sports a 1.3Ghz Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 7.0″ LED-backlit LCD display (1280 x 800), a front-facing 1.2MP camera with 720p video recording, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0 with USB OTG support, 4325 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.